Board of Directors + Leadership

Board of Directors

2021 Board of Directors

Chair | David Deckert
Vice Chair | Tina Webel
Treasurer | Kent Deubner
Secretary | Dan Livingston

Board Members

Sarah Cousineau
Christina Henry
Gary Long
Juan Luengo
Stephan Raddatz
Angela Rolofson
Chris Schneider
Natalie Sevcik
Jilinda White

Advisory Board

Gary Baker
Debbie Bass
Brent Caswell
Ryan LeFebvre
Bob Merrigan
Molly Merrigan
Anne Peterson
Louis Ruiz
Henry Sandate
Rob Smith
Delois Tucker
Gail Vertz
James White

 

Leadership

Susan Crain Lewis, MSSW
President/CEO
Phone | 913-222-5934 
Email | slewis@mhah.org

Susan joined the agency in 1997. She is responsible for oversight of all agency programs, finances, operations, and personnel and is the organization’s lead policy and systems advocate. She possesses over 35 years of program development, management, and implementation experience. Susan has worked in the fields of domestic violence, intellectual and developmental disability, reproductive health and teen pregnancy prevention, mental health, and child welfare. She has served as a consultant to the Ohio and Indiana Child Welfare Training programs, adjunct faculty for the University of Kansas, as a federal and regional grant reviewer, and on several local and national boards.

Susan also possesses an extensive background in outcome evaluation; community collaboration; program, project, and grants management; and has personal and professional experience in cultural diversity and cultural diversity training.

Susan received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies from Allegheny College and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Contact Susan to:
• Obtain comment or response to current events and issues in the media
• Learn about the impact of agency programs
• Learn about opportunities to serve the organization and community as a board member
• Discuss contractual or Human Resources matters

Janet “Cookie” Cook, MSW
Director Residential Services
Phone | 913-222-5924

Cookie joined MHAH in August 2007 as an intern.  Cookie is responsible for oversight of all agency housing programs and properties, including funding and compliance, and incorporates her lived experiences as a mental health consumer into all her interactions with staff and tenants. Cookie brings skills and networks from working in the corporate world in various management-level positions and as an owner of a full-charge bookkeeping service for over 20 years. Cookie has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas.

Contact Cookie to:
• Learn about eligibility criteria and the application process for MHAH’s housing programs

Stacy Davis, MA
Director, Mental Health Promotion 
Phone | 913-222-5933

Stacy joined MHAH in 2000. She is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of educational workshops, seminars, and events for mental health, allied health, law enforcement, nursing schools, faith community, and other professionals, consumers, family, and members of the public. She coordinates all information and referral services for the agency.

Stacy received a Bachelor of Arts in Life Science from Kansas State University, a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, and Master of Arts in Education from the University of Kansas. Stacy possesses over 18 years of social service experience and 26 years of experience in the design and delivery of accredited professional and community education, including Senior Continuing Education Program Manager at KU Medical Center and with the UMKC School of Medicine faculty at Truman Medical Center.

Contact Stacy if you would like to:
• Be a speaker at an MHAH educational event
• Register for an MHAH educational event
• Partner with MHAH to offer an educational event
• Obtain assistance with community resources

April Jackson
Director, Advocacy and Recovery Services; Manager of Website/Social Media
Phone | 913-222-5926

April joined the agency in 2013. She is responsible for the development and oversight of the agency’s peer programs, including partnerships in the community to utilize the agency’s Wellness and Support Advocates and the consumer-run Compassionate Ear Warmline. April also provides direct advocacy and support to individuals needing assistance in accessing mental health, social services, and benefits for themselves and handles the agency website and social media platforms. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.

Contact April to:
• Learn more about partnering to provide Peer Support Services
• Learn more about volunteering on the Compassionate Ear Warmline
• Inquire about Case Advocacy support

Gloria Brown
Director, Finance
Phone | 913-222-5929
Email | gbrown@mhah.org

Gloria joined the agency in 2020. She is responsible for the financial oversight of the agency. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Personal Financial Planning and Business Administration from Kansas State University and a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. Gloria has five years’ experience working in the non-profit field and previously worked as a business manager of a mental health group therapy practice.

Contact Gloria to:

• Follow up on bills, receipts or other financial matters

Gina McCord
Director, Events and Marketing
Phone | 913-222-5935
Email | gmccord@mhah.org

Gina joined the agency in 2020. She is responsible for planning and executing all MHAH special events, cultivating relationships with donors, and maintaining the donor database. She possesses a broad range of development, strategic, and organizational experience. She has worked for several KC-based corporations and owned and operated Catering by Gina. She has served on several non-profit boards and as a volunteer with local organizations including Hillcrest Transitional Housing, Sunflower House, Charlie’s House, and the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties. Gina received her advanced education at Johnson County Community College.

Contact Gina to:
• Find out how you can become an MHAH supporter
• Find out about our upcoming special events
• Become an MHAH corporate partner
• Provide underwriting for special events; discuss fundraising

 

 

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